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Sveinung Berntsen Stølevik

Head of Department

 
Office:
I2018 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Sveinung has education and experience as a physical education teacher in both primary and secondary school. Trainer and activity manager experience from children and youth sports. He also holds a master’s degree in sports science with specialization in physiology from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

Doctoral degree from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences with specialization in physical activity and health. The main intention of the dissertation was to investigate whether an inactive lifestyle can lead to an increased likelihood of asthma. He has worked with research projects at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the University of Oslo, Oslo University Hospital, Haukeland University Hospital and now at the University of Agder.

The main research focus today is exercise and lifestyle related to cancer. Active commuting and participating in youth sports are two other priorities.

Projects

http://www.uia.no/en/research/helse-og-idrettsvitenskap/physiological-adaptation-in-sport-training-and-physical-activity-pasta

Scientific publications

  • Stålesen, Jarle Hansen; Westergren, Thomas; Hansen, Bjørge Hermann; Berntsen, Sveinung (2020). A Mapping Review of Physical Activity Recordings Derived From Smartphone Accelerometers. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. ISSN: 1543-3080. doi:10.1123/jpah.2020-0041.
  • Bjørke, Ann Christin Helgesen; Raastad, Truls; Berntsen, Sveinung (2020). Criteria for the determination of maximal oxygen uptake in patients newly diagnosed with cancer: Baseline data from the randomized controlled trial of physical training and cancer (Phys-Can). PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 15 (6). s e0234507. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0234507.
  • Mildestvedt, Thomas; Hovland, Olav Johannes; Berntsen, Sveinung; Bere, Elling Tufte; Fegran, Liv (2020). Getting physically active by E-bike: An active commuting intervention study. Physical Activity and Health (PAAH).
  • Brynjulfsen, Trine; Demmelmaier, Ingrid; Berntsen, Sveinung; Foyn, Tonje Hellum; Andersen, Oddbjørn Klomsten; Stang, Julie; Sigdestad, Joakim Brodvik; Stensrud, Trine; Tufte, Kristine; Nielsen, Anette; Westergren, Thomas (2020). Motivation for physical activity in adolescents with asthma. Journal of Asthma. ISSN: 0277-0903. doi:10.1080/02770903.2020.1778025.
  • Johannessen, Berit; Syvertsen, Siri; Kersten, Christian; Berntsen, Sveinung (2019). Cancer-related fatigue: Patients’ experiences of an intervention at a green care rehabilitation farm. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. ISSN: 1744-3881. s 1 - 7. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.101062.
  • Berntsen, Sveinung; Edvardsen, Elisabeth; Gerbi, Shlomi; Pollestad, Magnhild Louise; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred (2019). Do Obese Children Achieve Maximal Heart Rate during Treadmill Running?. Sports. ISSN: 2075-4663. 7 (1). doi:10.3390/sports7010026.
  • Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Berntsen, Sveinung; te Velde, Saskia J.; Fyhri, Aslak; Deforche, Benedicte; Andersen, Lars Bo; Bere, Elling Tufte (2019). From cars to bikes - the effect of an intervention providing access to different bike types: A randomized controlled trial. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 14 (7). s 1 - 17. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0219304.
  • Nilsson, Mona; Arving, Cecilia; Thormodsen, Inger; Assmus, Jörg; Berntsen, Sveinung; Nordin, Karin (2019). Moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity is associated with modified fatigue during and after cancer treatment. Supportive Care in Cancer. ISSN: 0941-4355. doi:10.1007/s00520-019-05176-3.
  • Mazzoni, Anne-Sophie; Carlsson, Maria; Berntsen, Sveinung; Nordin, Karin; Demmelmaier, Ingrid (2019). “Finding my own motivation” — A Mixed Methods Study of Exercise and Behaviour Change Support During Oncological Treatment. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. ISSN: 1070-5503. s 1 - 13. doi:10.1007/s12529-019-09809-z.
  • Lobben, Stian Ellingsen; Malnes, Lena; Berntsen, Sveinung; Tjelta, Leif Inge; Bere, Elling Tufte; Kristoffersen, Morten; Mildestvedt, Thomas (2018). Bicycle usage and cardiorespiratory fitness among inactive adults provided with electrically assisted bicycles. Acta Kinesiologiae Universitatis Tartuensis. ISSN: 1406-9822. 24s 60 - 73. doi:10.12697/akut.2018.24.05.
  • Mikkelsen, Hilde Elisabeth Timenes; Vassbakk Brovold, Karianne; Antonsen, Anne Jørstad; Berntsen, Sveinung; Kersten, Christian; Fegran, Liv (2018). Cancer Patients' Long-term Experiences of Participating in a Comprehensive Lifestyle Intervention Study While Receiving Chemotherapy.. Cancer Nursing. ISSN: 0162-220X. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000650.
  • Bjørnsen, Thomas; Wernbom, Mathias; Løvstad, Amund T.; Paulsen, Gøran; D'Souza, Randall F; Cameron-Smith, David; Flesche, Alexander; Hisdal, Jonny; Berntsen, Sveinung; Raastad, Truls (2018). Delayed myonuclear addition, myofiber hypertrophyand increases in strength with frequent low-load blood flow restricted training to volitional failure. Journal of applied physiology. ISSN: 8750-7587. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.00397.2018.
  • Arving, Cecilia; Assmus, Jörg; Thormodsen, Inger; Berntsen, Sveinung; Nordin, Karin (2018). Early rehabilitation of cancer patients – an individual stepped-care stress-management intervention. Psycho-Oncology. ISSN: 1057-9249. doi:10.1002/pon.4940.
  • Berntsen, Sveinung; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred (2018). Et historisk blikk på fysisk aktivitet. Fysisk aktivitet og helse: Fra begrepsforståelse til implementering av kunnskap. ISBN: 9788202568313. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. Kapittel 1. s 21 - 39.
  • Vassbakk-Brovold, Karianne; Antonsen, Anne Jørstad; Berntsen, Sveinung; Kersten, Christian; Fegran, Liv (2018). Experiences of Patients With Breast Cancer of Participating in a Lifestyle Intervention Study While Receiving Adjuvant Chemotherapy. Cancer Nursing. ISSN: 0162-220X. 41 (3). s 218 - 225. doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000476.
  • Vassbakk-Brovold, Karianne; Berntsen, Sveinung; Fegran, Liv; Lian, Henrik; Mjåland, Odd; Mjåland, Svein; Nordin, Karin; Seiler, Stephen; Kersten, Christian (2018). Lifestyle changes in cancer patients undergoing curative or palliative chemotherapy: is it feasible?. Acta Oncologica. ISSN: 0284-186X. 57 (6). s 831 - 838. doi:10.1080/0284186X.2017.1413247.
  • Rangen, Anja; Nordin, Karin; Arving, Cecilia; Thormodsen, Inger; Berntsen, Sveinung (2018). Objectively recorded physical activity and perceived distress at the beginning of oncological treatment. Journal of Oncology and Cancer Research (JOCR). ISSN: 2576-3229. doi:10.28967/jocr.2017.01.17004.
  • Samdal, Gro Beate; Meland, Eivind; Eide, Geir Egil; Berntsen, Sveinung; Abildsnes, Eirik; Stea, Tonje Holte; Mildestvedt, Thomas (2018). Participants at Norwegian Healthy Life Centres: Who are they, why do they attend and how are they motivated? A cross-sectional study.. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. ISSN: 1403-4948. 46 (7). s 774 - 781. doi:10.1177/1403494818756081.
  • Henriksen, Hege; Carlsen, Monica Hauger; Paur, Ingvild; Berntsen, Sveinung; Bøhn, Siv Kjølsrud; Skjetne, Anne Juul; Kværner, Ane Sørlie; Henriksen, Christine; Andersen, Lene Frost; Smeland, Sigbjørn; Blomhoff, Rune (2018). Relative validity of a short food frequency questionnaire assessing adherence to the Norwegian dietary guidelines among colorectal cancer patients. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 62:1306s 1 - 15. doi:10.29219/fnr.v62.1306.
  • Samdal, Gro Beate; Meland, Eivind; Eide, Geir Egil; Berntsen, Sveinung; Abildsnes, Eirik; Stea, Tonje Holte; Mildestvedt, Thomas (2018). The Norwegian Healthy Life Centre Study: A pragmatic RCT of physical activity in primary care. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. ISSN: 1403-4948. s 1 - 10. doi:10.1177/1403494818785260.
  • Bjørnsen, Thomas; Wernbom, Mathias; Kirketeig, Alexander; Paulsen, Gøran; Samnøy, Lars Edvin; Bækken, Lasse Vestli; Cameron-Smith, David; Berntsen, Sveinung; Raastad, Truls (2018). Type 1 muscle fiber hypertrophy after blood flow–restricted training in Powerlifter. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. ISSN: 0195-9131. 51 (2). s 288 - 298. doi:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001775.
  • Henriksen, Hege; Berntsen, Sveinung; Paur, Ingvild; Zucknick, Manuela; Skjetne, Anne Juul; Bøhn, Siv Kjølsrud; Henriksen, Christine; Smeland, Sigbjørn; Carlsen, Monica Hauger; Blomhoff, Rune (2018). Validation of two short questionnaires assessing physical activity in colorectal cancer patients. BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation. ISSN: 2052-1847. 10:8 (8). s 1 - 12. doi:10.1186/s13102-018-0096-2.
  • Haraldstad, Kristin; Rohde, Gudrun E.; Stea, Tonje Holte; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Hetlelid, Ken Joar; Paulsen, Gøran; Berntsen, Sveinung (2017). Changes in health-related quality of life in elderly men after 12 weeks of strength training. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity. ISSN: 1813-7253. 14 (1). doi:10.1186/s11556-017-0177-3.
  • Mazzoni, Anne-Sophie; Nordin, Karin; Berntsen, Sveinung; Demmelmaier, Ingrid; Igelstrøm, Helena (2017). Comparison between logbook-reported and objectively-assessed physical activity and sedentary time in breast cancer patients: an agreement study.. BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation. ISSN: 2052-1847. doi:10.1186/s13102-017-0072-2.
  • Berntsen, Sveinung; Aaronson, Neil K.; Buffart, Laurien M.; Börjeson, Sussanne; Demmelmaier, Ingrid; Hellbom, Maria; Hojman, Pernille; Igelström, Helena; Johansson, Birgitta; Pingel, Ronnie; Raastad, Truls; Velikova, Galina; Åsenlöf, Pernilla; Nordin, Karin (2017). Design of a randomized controlled trial of physical training and cancer (Phys-Can) - the impact of exercise intensity on cancer related fatigue, quality of life and disease outcome. BMC Cancer. ISSN: 1471-2407. 17:218s 1 - 12. doi:10.1186/s12885-017-3197-5.
  • Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Berntsen, Sveinung; te Velde, Saskia J.; Fegran, Liv; Fyhri, Aslak; Deforche, Benedicte; Andersen, Lars Bo; Bere, Elling (2017). From cars to bikes – the feasibility and effect of using e-bikes, longtail bikes and traditional bikes for transportation among parents of children attending kindergarten: design of a randomized cross-over trial. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 17doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4995-z.
  • Abildsnes, Eirik; Rohde, Gudrun E.; Berntsen, Sveinung; Stea, Tonje Holte (2017). Fun, influence and competence-a mixed methods study of prerequisites for high school students' participation in physical education. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 17:241s 1 - 12. doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4154-6.
  • Stunes, Astrid Kamilla; Syversen, Unni; Berntsen, Sveinung; Paulsen, Gøran; Stea, Tonje Holte; Hetlelid, Ken Joar; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Mosti, Mats Peder; Bjørnsen, Thomas; Raastad, Truls; Haugeberg, Glenn (2017). High doses of vitamin C plus E reduce strength training-induced improvements in areal bone mineral density in elderly men. European Journal of Applied Physiology. ISSN: 1439-6319. 117 (6). s 1073 - 1084. doi:10.1007/s00421-017-3588-y.
  • Berntsen, Sveinung; Malnes, Lena Hansen; Langåker, Aleksander; Bere, Elling (2017). Physical activity when riding an electric assisted bicycle. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. ISSN: 1479-5868. 14 (55). doi:10.1186/s12966-017-0513-z.
  • Sanda, Birgitte; Vistad, Ingvild; Haakstad, Lene Annette Hagen; Berntsen, Sveinung; Sagedal, Linda Reme; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Torstveit, Monica Klungland (2017). Reliability and concurrent validity of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire short form among pregnant women. BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation. ISSN: 2052-1847. 9:7s 1 - 10. doi:10.1186/s13102-017-0070-4.
  • Abildsnes, Eirik; Meland, Eivind; Mildestvedt, Thomas; Stea, Tonje Holte; Berntsen, Sveinung; Samdal, Gro Beate (2017). The Norwegian Healthy Life Study: protocol for a pragmatic RCT with longitudinal follow-up on physical activity and diet for adults. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 17:18s 1 - 10. doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3981-1.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Fegran, Liv; Nilsen, Tonje; Haraldstad, Kristin; Kittang, Ole Bjørn; Berntsen, Sveinung (2016). Active play exercise intervention in children with asthma: a pilot study. BMJ Open. ISSN: 2044-6055. 2016:e009721 (6). s 1 - 10. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009721.
  • Vassbakk-Brovold, Karianne; Kersten, Christian; Fegran, Liv; Mjåland, Odd; Mjåland, Svein; Seiler, Stephen; Berntsen, Sveinung (2016). Cancer patients participating in a lifestyle intervention during chemotherapy greatly over-report their physical activity level: a validation study. BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation. ISSN: 2052-1847. 8 (10). doi:10.1186/s13102-016-0035-z.
  • Stålesen, Jarle Hansen; Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Hansen, Bjørge Hermann; Berntsen, Sveinung (2016). Comparison of three activity monitors for estimating sedentary time among children. BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation. ISSN: 2052-1847. 8 (2). doi:10.1186/s13102-016-0028-y.
  • Stea, Tonje Holte; Berntsen, Solvor; Berntsen, Sveinung; Bastani, Nasser Ezzatkhah; Paulsen, Gøran; Seiler, Hilde Lohne; Hetlelid, Ken Joar; Blomhoff, Rune; Mansoor, Mohammad Azam (2016). Effect of Omega-3 and Vitamins e + C Supplements on the Concentration of Serum B-Vitamins and Plasma Redox Aminothiol Antioxidant Status in Elderly Men after Strength Training for Three Months. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. ISSN: 0250-6807. 68 (2). s 145 - 155. doi:10.1159/000443847.
  • Berntsen, Sveinung; Berntsen, Solvor; Mowinckel, Petter; Nystad, Wenche; Stensrud, Trine (2016). Lung function monitoring; a randomized agreement study. The Open Respiratory Medicine Journal. ISSN: 1874-3064. 10s 51 - 57. doi:10.2174/1874306401610010051.
  • Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Mdala, Ibrahimu; Berntsen, Sveinung; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Martinsen, Egil Wilhelm; Sletner, Line; Jenum, Anne Karen (2016). Objectively recorded physical activity in pregnancy and postpartum in a multi-ethnic cohort: association with access to recreational areas in the neighbourhood. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. ISSN: 1479-5868. 13doi:10.1186/s12966-016-0401-y.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Berntsen, Sveinung; Carlsen, Karin C. Lødrup; Mowinckel, Petter; Håland, Geir; Fegran, Liv; Carlsen, Kai-Håkon (2016). Perceived exercise limitation in asthma: the role of disease severity, overweight and physical activity in children. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology. ISSN: 0905-6157. 28 (1). s 86 - 92. doi:10.1111/pai.12670.
  • Richardsen, Kåre Rønn; Falk, Ragnhild Sørum; Jenum, Anne Karen; Mørkrid, Kjersti; Martinsen, Egil Wilhelm; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Berntsen, Sveinung (2016). Predicting who fails to meet the physical activity guideline in pregnancy: a prospective study of objectively recorded physical activity in a population-based multi-ethnic cohort. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. ISSN: 1471-2393. 16doi:10.1186/s12884-016-0985-x.
  • Bjørnarå, Helga Birgit; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Stea, Tonje Holte; Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Hillesund, Elisabet Rudjord; Andersen, Lene Frost; Berntsen, Sveinung; Bere, Elling (2016). The association between adherence to the New Nordic Diet and diet quality. Food & Nutrition Research. ISSN: 1654-6628. 60:31017doi:10.3402/fnr.v60.31017.
  • Stea, Tonje Holte; Haugen, Tommy; Berntsen, Sveinung; Guttormsen, Vigdis; Øverby, Nina Cecilie; Haraldstad, Kristin; Meland, Eivind; Abildsnes, Eirik (2016). Using the Intervention Mapping protocol to develop a family-based intervention for improving lifestyle habits among overweight and obese children: study protocol for a quasi-experimental trial. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 16:1092s 1 - 15. doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3766-6.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Carlsen, Karin C. Lødrup; Carlsen, Kai-Håkon; Mowinckel, Petter; Fegran, Liv; Berntsen, Sveinung (2015). A nested case-control study: Personal, social and environmental correlates of vigorous physical activity in adolescents with asthma. Journal of Asthma. ISSN: 0277-0903. 52 (2). s 155 - 161. doi:10.3109/02770903.2014.955190.
  • Yangzong, Yangzong; Berntsen, Sveinung; Andersen, Lars Bo; Stigum, Hein; Nafstad, Per; Bjertness, Espen; X, Bianba; X, Gonggalanzi (2015). Anthropometric measures of 9-to 10-year-old native tibetan children living at 3700 and 4300m above sea level and han Chinese living at 3700m. Medicine. ISSN: 0025-7974. 94 (42). doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000001516.
  • Vik, Frøydis Nordgård; Lien, Nanna; Berntsen, Sveinung; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; Grillenberger, Monika; Manios, Yannis; Kovacs, Eva; Chinapaw, Mai JM; Brug, Johannes; Bere, Elling (2015). Evaluation of the UP4FUN intervention: A cluster randomized trial to reduce and break up sitting time in European 10-12-year-old children. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 10 (3). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122612.
  • Vassbakk Brovold, Karianne; Berntsen, Sveinung; Fegran, Liv; Lian, Henrik; Mjåland, Odd; Mjåland, Svein; Seiler, Stephen; Kersten, Christian (2015). Individualized Comprehensive Lifestyle Intervention in Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy with Curative or Palliative Intent: Who Participates?. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 10 (7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0131355.
  • Mikkelsen, Hilde E. Timenes; Brovold, Karianne Vassbakk; Berntsen, Sveinung; Kersten, Christian; Fegran, Liv (2015). Palliative Cancer Patients' Experiences of Participating in a Lifestyle Intervention Study While Receiving Chemotherapy. Cancer Nursing. ISSN: 0162-220X. 38 (6). doi:10.1097/NCC.0000000000000235.
  • Abildsnes, Eirik; Stea, Tonje Holte; Berntsen, Sveinung; Omfjord, Christina Sandvand; Rohde, Gudrun-Elin (2015). Physical education teachers' and public health nurses' perception of Norwegian high school students' participation in physical education - a focus group study. BMC Public Health. ISSN: 1471-2458. 15:1295doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2660-y.
  • Verloigne, Maïté; Berntsen, Sveinung; Ridgers, Nicola D.; Cardon, Greet; Chinapaw, Mai; Altenburg, Teatske; Brug, Johannes; Bere, Elling; De Bourdeaudhuij, Ilse; van Lippevelde, Wendy; Maes, Lea (2015). The UP4FUN intervention effect on breaking up sedentary time in 10- to 12-year-old Belgian children: The ENERGY Project. Pediatric Exercise Science. ISSN: 0899-8493. 27 (2). s 234 - 242. doi:10.1123/pes.2014-0039.
  • Bjørnsen, Thomas; Salvesen, Svein; Berntsen, Sveinung; Hetlelid, Ken Joar; Stea, Tonje Holte; Seiler, Hilde Lohne; Rohde, Gudrun-Elin; Haraldstad, Kristin; Raastad, Truls; Køpp, Unni Mette; Haugeberg, Glenn; Mansoor, Mohammad Azam; Bastani, Nasser Ezzatkhah; Blomhoff, Rune; Stølevik, Solvor Berntsen; Seynnes, Olivier R.; Paulsen, Gøran (2015). Vitamin C and E supplementation blunts increases in total lean body mass in elderly men after strength training. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. ISSN: 0905-7188. 26 (7). s - 755. doi:10.1111/sms.12506.
  • Paulsen, Gøran; Cumming, Kristoffer Toldnes; Hamarsland, Håvard; Børsheim, Elisabeth; Berntsen, Sveinung; Raastad, Truls (2014). Can supplementation with vitamin C and E alter physiological adaptations to strength training?. BMC sports science, medicine and rehabilitation. ISSN: 2052-1847. 6 (1). doi:10.1186/2052-1847-6-28.
  • Stea, Tonje Holte; Andersen, Lene Frost; Paulsen, Gøran; Hetlelid, Ken Joar; Seiler, Hilde Lohne; Ådnanes, Svanhild; Bjørnsen, Thomas; Salvesen, Svein; Berntsen, Sveinung (2014). Validation of a pre-coded food diary used among 60-80 year old men: Comparison of self-reported energy intake with objectively recorded energy expenditure. PLOS ONE. ISSN: 1932-6203. 9 (7). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102029.
  • Torstveit, Monica Klungland; Lohne-Seiler, Hilde; Berntsen, Sveinung; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred (2018). Fysisk aktivitet og helse: Fra begrepsforståelse til implementering av kunnskap. ISBN: 9788202568313. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. s 453.
  • Westergren, Thomas; Stang, Julie; Stensrud, Trine; Andersen, Oddbjørn Klomsten; Sigdestad, Joakim Bordvik; Brynjulfsen, Trine; Nielsen, Anette; Foyn, Tonje Hellum; Demmelmaier, Ingrid; Berntsen, Sveinung (2019). Exercise adherence and psychological needs satisfaction in the PhysicaL activity and Asthma in Youth (PLAY) intervention.

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